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Ohio 14-year-old says not guilty to killing couple

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A 14-year-old suspected accomplice has pleaded not guilty in Ohio in the sledgehammer deaths of a prominent attorney and his wife.

The boy entered the plea Monday in Akron in Summit County Juvenile Court in the deaths last week of Jeffrey and Margaret Schobert. The boy could face trial as an adult.

Eighteen-year-old Shawn Ford Jr. of Akron, who dated the couple's teenage daughter, also has been charged with murder. He's due in court Wednesday.

Ford also is charged with stabbing the daughter two weeks ago.

A possible motive has emerged. The Akron Beacon Journal (bit.ly/16IeTJJ) says police believe the parents were unhappy with Ford's relationship with their daughter and stopped him from visiting her at the hospital.

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